Billy Askey AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Co-founder
Billy generates creative design solutions in dynamic cultural, social and economic frameworks with his compassion for the human condition and optimism for the ways in which architecture can contribute to it. With over a decade of experience, including several years in DC and NYC, his approach to architecture has inspired project teams to execute projects of superior quality regardless of scale, complexity and geographic location. Equally versatile as a Project Architect or Designer, Billy balances composition, poetry and pragmatism in a wide range of projects by amplifying design excellence with technical innovation.
Billy's success is characterized by a variety of professional accolades. As an Associate at Perkins+Will (formerly the Freelon Group), Billy was one of fourteen in a global pool of applicants selected to participate in the firm's Emerging Designers Program. This selection came shortly after Billy was recognized for his performance on the production of the best technical drawing set in the global practice of Perkins+Will in 2016. His work on projects like Route 9 Library and Northwest Library cemented his unique ability to coalesce disparate elements into buildings that are beautiful, awe-inspiring and functional.
A North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina State University, Billy is an exceptional scholar, teacher and mentor. He contributes to the Triangle Area’s robust design community as a Professor of the Practice at North Carolina State University, an invited critic at various universities, a member of the Park Scholarship Regional Selection Committee and as a mentor in the AIA Triangle Young Architects Forum Mentor Program. In 2018, he directed the NC State School of Architecture’s award-winning exhibit at the European Cultural Centre’s “Time Space Existence,” a collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy.